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    A member of the Austrian parliament from the right-wing Freedom Party of Austria claims that it is impossible for the European Union to both maintain its freedom of movement principles and be safe from terrorist acts, as it is impossible to do more than finding terrorist cells and tightening security.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — It is impossible for the European Union to both maintain its freedom of movement principles and be safe from terrorist acts, as it is impossible to do more than finding terrorist cells and tightening security, a member of the Austrian parliament from the right-wing Freedom Party of Austria (FPO), told Sputnik on Friday.

    "If we want to keep up the reasonable degree of freedom of movement within EU, we have to be prepared for new terrorist acts. I do not see any way Europe can steer clear off this danger. We have to tighten security, of course, and do everything to find terrorist cells but that more or less what we can do," Johannes Hubner said.

    According to Hubner, the cooperation between the bloc’s agencies is working well.

    "The problem is not the lack of cooperation. A terrorist act is something that no police in the world can prevent. If people want to blow themselves up, you cannot stop them," the lawmaker stressed.

    Hubner’s words come in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks that left at least 31 people and some 300 injured in two bomb blasts in Brussels' Zaventem airport and an explosion at a metro station in the city center. The Islamic State jihadist group (Daesh), outlawed in many countries, including Russia and the United State, has claimed responsibility for the blasts.

    The latest attacks yet again restarted the debate on the European security and the principles of freedom of movement within the bloc.


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